3.0 Hmong Language – Vocabulary – Numbers

By request I present this comprehensive lesson that teaches the Hmong NUMBERS! 🙂 Here we learn to count, we learn a little about the phenomenon called ‘tone changes’ as they relate to numbers, and we get insight into an old-fashioned technique to help us learn, retain and recall information better in our brain, and at the same time, LIKE IT! … Read More

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2.0 Hmong Language – Phonics & Pronunciation – The Letter H

Let’s take a close-up look at the Hmong consonant “H” which is super easy! We will see the challenges and how to master this simple but important sound. Get your mints ready. 😉 INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: PDF references from grammar books a fun visual illustration 😉 a video clip from one of my favorite movies that perfectly explains the … Read More

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1.3 Hmong Alphabet – Tones Part 1

This video is the first in a two part series on Hmong TONES!  This video is great! I will walk you through the benefits of a tonal language, the names of the Hmong tones, as well as how to pronounce and learn them.  INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: links to other You Tube videos (I do not sponsor most of the … Read More

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1.3 Hmong Alphabet – Tones Part 2

This video is the second in a two part series on Hmong TONES! This video is great! I will walk you through the benefits of a tonal language, the names of the Hmong tones, as well as how to pronounce and learn them.  INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: links to other videos – (I do not sponsor most of the people … Read More

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1.1 Hmong Alphabet – Vowels

Welcome back!! This Hmong lesson covers more of the alphabet, specifically the single and double vowels. There’s also reminders for why it’s important to practice them correctly. I’ve done a bunch of research for you! INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: excerpts from secular grammar books audio files I made worksheets and games I made There are lots of activities here for … Read More

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1.2 Hmong Alphabet – Consonants Overview

This video focuses on a general overview of the Hmong Language consonants. I have included other great video resources, most of whom are native Hmong, so that you can really hone in on the right sounds for pronouncing Hmong consonants. (I do not sponsor most of the people linked below, I just found their videos helpful.) Covering these consonant sounds … Read More

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Action – Object – Modifier in Hmong

Often in English when we talk about an action we add modifying words to that action to show in what manner it was completed. For example, if you say, ‘kick him’ it has one meaning, but if you say, ‘kick him out‘ it has an entirely different meaning because of that modifier ‘out.’ A few more examples are: Stand up. … Read More

Personal Pronouns in Hmong

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VIDEO: Personal Pronouns in Hmong The Basic Personal Pronouns in Hmong. Hmong personal pronouns are similar to English, with a few simple differences. Here are the basics: 1st Person – I, me, we Kuv mus lawm. I went. Lit: I go already. Wb yuav mus. We’ll go. Lit: We(2) will go. Peb tsis tuaj. We’re not coming. Lit: We(3+) not … Read More

Turning a verb into a noun in Hmong

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What is a Verb? What is a Noun? A verb is an action word, or a word that describes something that you do as opposed to a ‘thing.’ So a verb could be to run, to eat, to think, to talk, to hear, to like, etc. A noun on the other hand is a person, place, or thing. So a … Read More

Hmong High Frequency Words Memrise Course

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Hmong High Frequency Words To make this course I used a computer generated list of high frequency words that were taken from Bible-based publications. So you may notice some Bible-based terminology mixed in there. However they most certainly contain many words that will be useful in any kind of conversation. More importantly, they are arranged by word frequency. This means … Read More

Tone Change in Hmong

 What is tone change? Tone change in Hmong is a phenomenon where the tone of one word will affect the word that immediately follows it. What causes tone change? Generally it is a ‘b’ tone (cim siab) or a ‘j’ tone (cim ntuj) that will cause the following word to change tone. An example is the word ‘tus’ which … Read More

How to say ‘I can’ in Hmong

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Hmong has several ways to say you ‘can’ do something, each with it’s own unique shade of meaning. The basic ‘I can’ with ‘tau.’ The word ‘tau’ in Hmong has a basic meaning of to ‘get’ or ‘achieve.’ It is used somewhat more complexly than that, however. Generally speaking, when ‘tau’ appears after a verb it means it is a … Read More

Hmong Glossary of Grammar

Hmong Glossary of Grammar A usable glossary of grammar with examples.      A note for understanding Hmong grammar: Languages are like different brands of cars. They all have the same basic parts, with the same basic functions. Each one is a little different, though. Generally, you can’t take a part out of one brand and just install it in … Read More

The Noun Classifier in Hmong

What is a noun classifier in Hmong? First of all, do you remember what a noun is? A noun is a person, place, or thing. Noun classifiers are special grammatical words placed before a noun to add depth of meaning to it, to grammatically make a reference in a sentence more specific, and to differentiate between homonyms (two words that … Read More

Hmong Conversation – Introductions

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Hmong Grammar: Emotional Particles

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What is this video about? This is a video that describes the emotional particles or words used at the end of sentences and phrases in Hmong which express emotion rather than meaning. Sometimes they express a mix of both meaning with an implied emotion. The purpose of this video isn’t to give a list of all possible particles but to … Read More

How to use the Hmong word “nrog” in this fun and easy worksheet!!

Trying to figure out how to use the Hmong word “nrog” when you’re out in service or talking with your friends? Well, have no fear, a worksheet is here!!! Download the above worksheet alone, or with friends on a study night, and see how close you get to the correct answers. 🙂 Answer key is below… no cheating. 😉